Assemblymember McCarty Highlights over $50,000 in Tax Credits Awarded to Local Business

Over $20 Million Awarded Statewide

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) announced that a combined total of $50,000 in tax credits was awarded to Fatzer Appraisal Group, Inc.  With the support of these tax credits, this business will add a combined total of 5 additional full time employees in Assembly District 7 through the California Competes Tax Credit program.

“Sacramento, although having better recent job growth than the national numbers, still has a higher unemployment rate than the rest of the nation,” said Assemblymember McCarty.  “Programs like California Competes help improve Sacramento’s economy by allowing more businesses to hire our neighbors who are out of work.”

As UC tuition increases, so does university administration

Rising university tuition costs have been a hot topic in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers have tangled with UC executives over budgets, spending and state investment levels in higher education.

Long story short: The University of California says the state needs to increase its investment in its public universities to stave off tuition hikes, while the state wants UC to be more creative and willing when it comes to penny-pinching

DA Visits Capitol for At-Risk Youth

Members of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a national anti-crime organization of police chiefs, sheriffs, district attorneys and victim advocates with 400 members in California and close to 5,000 members nationwide, visited the State Capitol today to urge legislators and administration officials to support evidence-based programs proven to keep children in school and away from crime.

California must lift kids out of poverty

The Great Recession officially ended several years ago and the overall economic recovery in our state has been robust, but too many California families continue to struggle each month. Communities hardest hit by the recession – including cities up and down the Central Valley – remain impoverished.

Automatic voter registration sought in California

Every eligible Californian would be automatically registered to vote under legislation Secretary of State Alex Padilla is exploring.

"If government knows who's here, who's 18, who's a citizen, why go through hoops?" Padilla said in an interview. "Let's just register folks automatically."